FO – Yes, I’ve been knitting!

Hi All,

I’m back again and am not sure I’m going to make it to the end of the year with all the catching up; however am trying my best πŸ™‚ Next up on the plate is a hat that I blogged about earlier this year.

I’ve made several Sockhead Slouch Hats throughout the last couple of years and always have one on the go since it’s a super easy take a long project. Earlier this year, I decided I wanted a super quick option and decided to work the pattern in Worsted Weight. It turned out super snuggly due to the yarn I used and I thought it would be another hat for me. Turns out my Aunt Karen loved it and I gifted it to her while I was in Indiana. She’s definitely knit worthy πŸ™‚ Here are the details:

Ravelled Here: Sockhead Slouch IV (Worsted)

Started / Finished: 7/20/17 ~ 10/12/17

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the colorway Arco Iris

Modifications: Since I used Worsted weight yarn instead of Sock weight yarn, I cast on with 104 stitches. I tried to do theΒ Jeny’s Stretchy Slipknot Cast On; however twisted the stitches when joining in the round and decided the time wasn’t worth it to try again. I will try it again in the future.

Next up, is another quick hat by Purl Soho. I wanted to make another purple hat for my cousin that would keep her super warm on those cold Indiana nights. She has Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension so she is always super cold. It helps to have things to keep her warm and toasty. This one I started right before I left for Indiana…worked on the plane going there and finally finished a few days before Thanksgiving. It was a super easy pattern and would have been quicker to knit if I hadn’t been distracted by the goodness of hanging out with Rainy and the family πŸ™‚ I made no modifications to this pattern. The gorgeous flag behind my head was made by my cousin-in-law, affectionately known as CIL. His company is called Our Old Flag.

Ravelled here: Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho

Started / Finished: 11/7/17 ~ 11/20/17

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland in the colorway Hot Springs

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)

And last, but not least for this post…my Aunt Karen asked for a warm pair of gloves that she could also use when she wanted to play her games. This called for some serious hunting. Thank goodness I purchased the Chilly Podsters pattern from Glenna Knits! These are fingerless gloves and mittens all in one. Be still my heart! The only thing is that she wanted them in black. Do you know how hard it is to knit with black yarn in the winter? If not, please don’t try it. I persevered and finished these on Christmas Day. I also got them in the mail today, so win for me!!!

My Aunt Karen will be enjoying these in no time! They are a wee bit large, as I made the large size; however my Aunt Karen wanted them like that. There ain’t no shame in that game. BTW, she’s also requested a fingerless pair of mitts that match her hat in the same yarn. Since she’s knit worthy, I’ll make that happen.

Ravelled Here: Chilly Podsters by Glenna C

Started / Finished: 11/21/17 ~ 12/25/17

Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm)

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in the colorway Black

This was my first time actually making fingers on gloves. I’ve made thumbs before…just never fingers. What a rush to actually complete each glove πŸ™‚ And how cute are my knitting jammies? I got these last year at Target and they are super comfy!

We’re almost finished with this year and I’m almost finished catching you up! Tomorrow will be three more FO’s that may cause ring around the collar? Hint, hint πŸ™‚

Until next time, Happy Knitting and Crocheting!


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Kat L. says:

    Love the Arco iris colourway, and the hat is beautiful! Everything is πŸ™‚ I avoid black yarn not only in winter but, well, always, so I admire your will to knit with it!

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ It is a serious pain to knit with and I made it even harder by knitting with my Karbonz Needles. However, they turned out awesome and will work with anything she has.

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  2. AJ says:

    You’ve made some beautiful articles this year! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you too πŸ˜€

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  3. Gotta love a sockhead hat πŸ™‚ Fab yarn too!

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  4. Stefanie says:

    Oh man, I forgot about those crafting pajamas from Target! I really liked the Sockhead Slouch.

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    1. They are super comfy πŸ˜‚

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  5. Knit Potion says:

    So much wonderful knitting!! I’d like to try both of these hats, and I loooove your jammies!!!!

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ You should totally try them out. They make super quick and easy take a long projects too.


  6. Jane Gealy says:

    Your post is so inspiring! As someone returning to knitting after a very long absence,I’ve found that so much has changed! Giant balls of wool, self striping colours, circular knitting needles, there’s been so many changes. I have the wool, I have the needles, I have the patterns, I just need to crack on with something!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ve only been knitting since February 2015 and a lot has changed just within that time frame. I’m sure it has for you too πŸ™‚ One thing that I really love are YouTube videos. You can find just about any technique online these days. It makes it so much easier than the olden days when everything was in books or in person only, like when I learned crochet πŸ™‚

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